Nelson Arts Festival presents HUDSON & HALLS LIVE!
A Silo Theatre Production
By Kip Chapman with Todd Emerson & Sophie Roberts
Starring Todd Emerson & Chris Parker
And we’re live! The oven’s caught fire, David is drinking and Peter has bad news.
In this immersive work, co-created by theatrical daredevil Kip Chapman (That Bloody Woman), Hudson & Halls Live! gives us a glimpse into the lives of two of New Zealand’s trailblazing personalities at a pivotal point in their career and relationship. It’s the Christmas special and they’re up to their eyeballs in turkey stuffing and melting cream castles!
Long before Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules there was Hudson and Halls. In the closet with the door wide open, Peter Hudson and David Halls were New Zealand’s original great gay love story – and two of our greatest entertainers.
Hudson & Halls Live! has left audiences all around the country in stitches and coming back for more. Prepare to be transported to a 1980’s television studio for big laughs, rum-fuelled showdowns, and some very questionable cooking.
“It’s very, very, very funny… Theatre rarely gets much better than this.” METRO MAGAZINE
“HUDSON & HALLS LIVE! is one of the best shows I’ve seen this year, and maybe the best show. It is enormously entertaining, profoundly sad and a loving homage to two New Zealand icons.” THE PANTOGRAPH PUNCH
2015 Auckland Theatre Awards
Actor of the Year (Chris Parker)
Best Supporting Actress (Anya Tate-Manning)
2016 Wellington Theatre Awards
Excellence in All Aspects of the Production
Originally commissioned and developed by Silo Theatre Trust with the assistance of Creative New Zealand and Silo Theatre’s Patron donors. HUDSON & HALLS LIVE! premiered at Auckland Live’s Herald Theatre on 6 N
Contains coarse language